John Pretty (Skip) BAILEY

BAILEY, John Pretty

Service Number: 4240
Enlisted: 22 March 1939
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Boulder, Western Australia, 29 March 1912
Home Town: Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: New Norcia St Id 1923, Claremont School 1925, Aquinas College, Western Australia 1926 - 1930
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Prisoner of War - Executed by the Japanese, Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, 25 November 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Plot H, Row C, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

22 Mar 1939: Enlisted Warrant Officer, 4240, Pearce Aerodrome, Western Australia
22 Mar 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, 4240
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, 4240

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Plane was Beaufort A9-244. Probably landed safely on or near New Ireland and were haanded over to the Japanese by island natives.